Opinion

OOTC: The Beauty In the Nigerian Political Class’ War With Itself, By Chude Jideonwo

...in the long term, we should in fact celebrate the confusion in the ranks of these guys. The unity they have had since democracy’s return in 1999 dis-incentivised good behaviour and led to growth that is slower than should reasonably be expected. The confusion over the nomination of Ibrahim Magu…
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Guest Columns

The Shame of a Diminished Senate, By Louis Odion

By describing the senators as "childish and irresponsible", Sagay could, in fact, be accused of being too charitable. By harbouring a nest of former governors standing trial for massive theft while in office, failed contractors, certificate who choose to view the red chamber, as presently constituted, as a den of…
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Guest Columns

Understanding Buhari, By Azu Ishiekwene

One of the saddest things said by a foreign newspaper during Buhari’s medical leave was that, dead or alive, he no longer makes any difference to the lives of Nigerians. Creative dysfunction is sometimes an unofficial government tool. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo occasionally set top government officials up against themselves…
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Guest Columns

OUT OF THE BOX: Buhari’s Dirty War On Corruption, By Majeed Dahiru

President Muhammadu Buhari, and not the Senate, is the one who does not want Magu as EFCC chairman, as the DSS cannot issue a security report to the Senate without the knowledge of the president. The reasons behind Magu’s fall from favour are not contained in the DSS report. Such…
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Columns

Who Is scuttling the Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...it should be noted that Magu is not different from the previous anti-graft czars who were equally engaged in selective persecution and prosecution of the opponents of their pay masters and their political foes while leaving out those who are ready to play ball. As the anti-graft war appears to…
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